Noticias (02/27/13)

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ARTS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Acrylic, oil and multimedia at the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Sandy Goldstein. The cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Sandy at 865-9052.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS CLUB meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level. For information, call 864-6788.
BELEN STITCHERS meets from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Belen Public Library program room. Anyone who embroiders, knits, beads, quilts or does other needlework is invited. For information, call Nan, 864-7671.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered for beginners from 8 to 9 a.m. and for intermediate dancers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
FREE BEGINNING LINE Dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call 869-5133.
WII GAMING is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at the Los Lunas Public Library.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY will be holding and after-school Adventure Hour for school-aged children, 7 to 11 year olds, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There will be music, stories and crafts.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
BOSQUE CUADRILLOS square dance club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center on 715 S. Main St. in Belen. For information, call Greg at 883-8681, or John at 864-7901.
SATURDAY. MARCH 2
MEET AUTHOR Linda Weaver Clarke from 10 a.m. to noon at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts for a family legacy writing workshop. For information, call 352-7720.
THE LOST HOWLIN’ COYOTES will be playing bluegrass, gospel and orginals from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. For a $3 donation at the door, you’re in for a foot stompin’, hand clappin’ good time. For information, call 869-5133.
SPIRITUALITY OF ART-Art Club is held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Belen Public Library. Learn to paint and make your paintings come alive. The class is for students 14 and older. Students furnish supplies. For information, call David Mintz at 861-8250.
A KNITTING AND CROCHETING group, led by Ann Krom, meets at noon, every Saturday, at the Los Lunas Public Library.
TOMẾ ART GALLERY holds kids pottery classes for ages 6 to 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $7.50, including materials and firings. For information, call 565-0556.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY MUSICIANS will 7 p.m. at the Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas. Everyone is welcome to sing, play, dance or just listen. Bring your instruments and join in. For information, call 865-7985 or 249-6380.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Fiber Arts Winter Show demonstrations at 1 p.m. at the Harvey House Museum will feature “Simple Lace Cording Technique” by the Belen Stitchers.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for intermediate dancers at the Belen Senior Center. Instructor is Patty Herrington, 864-4266.
FREE INTERMEDIATE LINE Dance lessons are being offered at the Bosque Farms Community Center from 2:30 to 4 p.m. every Monday. For information, call 869-6674.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
THE RIO VALLEY Opry Players will honor the Blue Star Mothers with a classic country program to include an tinge of Mexican and blue grass music at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All music tips will be donated to honor and assist local military families. For information, call Barbara at 865-6817.
WATERCOLOR CLASSES for beginners, intermediate and advanced will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. At the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Heidi S. Craig; the cost is $10 per session. For information, call Heidi at 864-6036.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY present Tales for Tots at the Belen Public Library at 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the library’s children section. Storytellers will read a story, and there will be music and related craft activities. Everyone is welcome.
THE MANSION PLAYERS, a theater group in Los Lunas, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. To participate, call Brian or Marie at 565-2154, or go to www.mansionplayers.org.
FREE LINE DANCE lessons are offered from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for beginners, and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for intermediates Tuesdays at the Fred Luna Senior Center, 315 Don Pasqual NW in Los Lunas. Instructor is Lynda Huffstutler. For information, call 839-3853.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS: Acrylic, oil and multimedia at the Belen Art League Gallery. The instructor is Sandy Goldstein. The cost is $65 for four classes. For information, call Sandy at 865-9052.
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THE VALENCIA COUNTY Community Band needs talented musicians to play percussion, wind or brass instruments and give the gift of live music to local civic, senior, businesses and arts events. Come play a variety of styles of music with a fun group of people. Dust off that instrument and get involved. Contact VCCB at the.vccb.nm@gmail.com, www.thevccbnm.org, or call 916-1050. Rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m., every Monday at the Bosque Farms Community Center, 950 N. Bosque Loop.
SOUTHWEST COUNTRY Musicians is a small group, looking to expand. Their format is generally country and gospel, but any musician or singer is welcome to attend. The Duncan Memorial Building, 12 La Ladera in Los Lunas, is looking for bands who would like to perform there. The performances will be free of charge, with a donation being accepted at the door to help pay for necessities. For information, call Jim or Dot Duncan at 865-7985.

CLASS REUNIONS

THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1983 is planning its 30-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Aug. 2-3. If interested in attending, email belenhs1983@gmail.com, or send a text to 450-1702 or 710-2944.
THE BELEN HIGH School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year class reunion, and looking for classmates for the event, which will be held on the weekend of Sept. 13-14 at the Sheriff’s Posse Cafe in Belen. If interested in attending, call Lynn McKee at 864-4450, or email lynnmckee45@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
DWI PLANNING COUNCIL will meet at 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center, 3445 Lanbros Loop, Los Lunas. For information, call 839-3859.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
VALENCIA COUNTY JUVENILE Justice Board meets at noon in the Partners in Wellness building, 750 Morris Road, SW, in Los Lunas.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
THE THOME DOMINGUEZ de Mendoza  Museum off N.M. 47 is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
THE EL CERRO Community Association meets at 7 p.m. at the El Cerro Community Center. For information, call June McClellan at 720-6002.
LA ASOCIACION DE LA Comunidad de San Clemente meets at 6:30 p.m.  at 430 W. N.M. 6 in San Clemente.

EDUCATION

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APPLICATIONS FOR the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission Scholarships can be obtained from Mary Anderson at Belen High School, Bertha Flores at Belen City Hall and Mary Baptista at Infinity High School. The scholarship is open to all seniors who are pursuing higher education in the fall. Any college-bound student, or students planning on attending specialized technical and vocational institutions are encouraged to apply. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded. Completed applications are due Tuesday, April 30.
APPLICATIONS FOR the Petra (Peppita) Gallegos Scholarships are available for Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School and Century High School students. The applications for the $600 scholarships can be obtained by contacting Janice Orio at jorio@llschools.net or by calling 866-3789. The deadline is Friday, April 12.

ETC.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
THE VALENCIA COUNTY Older Americans Program in closing all senior centers for staff to attend a mandatory training by the Non Metro-Area Agency on Aging. Homebound seniors will receive a frozen meal for the day.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY of Valencia County will hold a general business meeting at 6 p.m. at the Belen Public Library. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.
A MONTHLY SENIOR birthday party and potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Fiddlers and Musicians of New Mexico.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
AN AARP 55 ALIVE driving class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. The fee for the class if $14, and $12 for AARP members. Call 869-5133 to serve a space.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
VALENCIA COMMUNITY GARDEN will hold a spring meeting at 1 p.m. at the Thrive Wellness Center, 2240 Main St. in Los Lunas, for interested gardeners. The meeting will have information on community organic gardening that heals the soils, the soul and society. For information, call Deb at 865-4070.
AN AARP DEFENSIVE driving class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belen Senior Center, 715-S S. Main St. Anyone who is 55 and older, and has a valid New Mexico driver’s license can attend. The fee for the class if $14, and $12 for AARP members. Attendees get an car insurance discount, depending on the insurance company. To register, call 864-2663. For more information, call Harish Sharma at 845-4275.
THE PILOT CLUB will be holding a sale tfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rio Communities Valley Plaza, 373 Rio Communities Blvd.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
THE REKIN’ ROUTE 66 Car Show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at REK Kustoms Garage, 3584 N.M. 47 in Peralta. There will be trophies, raffle prizes, music and nachos. For information, call 203-9106.
THE BOSQUE FARMS Historical Exchange Forum will host John Taylor, vice president of the Valencia County Historical Society, in the presentation “The Battle of Peralta,” from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bosque Farms Community Center. he will be accompanied by members of the Southwest Civil War Association in period dress. For information, call Bob Courtney at 869-4664.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
A FREE WORKSHOP providing information on marketing opportunities for local growers/producers will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas. NMSU specialists will discuss specialty crop production. Call 565-3002 to RSVP by Friday, March 1.
GINNY ADAME, DWI coordinator, will present on the Alcohol Expectancy Theory from noon to 1 p.m. at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. This is a science-based presentation, which was created by Dr. Peter DeBenedittis. It will help participants by one’s expectancy of what will happen when one drinks. For information, call 925-8830.
A BLOOD DRIVE will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the UNM-VC Student Community Center Room 111. Schedule an appointment at www.unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Valencia. For information, call 925-8830.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
THE LOS LUNAS Chamber of Commerce and the Los Lunas Recreation Streets Department will hold a Spring Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Daniel Fernandez Youth Center.
A SPECIAL FRIDAY WORKOUT, Body Burn Bootcamp, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the UNM-VC Wellness Center. For information, call 925-8830.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
MARCH MADNESS FEST will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight at Daniel Fernandez Park in Los Lunas. There will an artist competition/concert, featuring Rappin’ 4 Tay.  For information, call 489-1258, or 712-4540.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
FREE COURT CLINIC is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the first-floor jury management room at the Valencia County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to explain court process, answer legal questions and help with legal paperwork. Free legal forms are available for a variety of cases and issues.
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THE FRIENDS OF WHITFIELD is seeking volunteers to donate their time during the school year, one day a week, for the Education Outreach Program. For information, call Molly Madden at 864-4388.
THE CITY OF BELEN is looking for vendors for the 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye, which will be held March 16-17 at Eagle Park in Belen. The fee is $25 per space, per day. For information, call Brenda at 966-2701, or email brenda.gurule@belen-nm.gov.
WOULD YOU LIKE your teen to learn about healthy, positive relationships? Have them join the Valencia Shelter Services’ Teen Circle, a one-hour per week therapy group, where they will explore healthy relationships, boundaries, self respect and many other important topics specific to teens’ lives. Call Valencia Shelter Services at 565-3100 for information.
AARP TAXAIDE PROGRAM will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Belen Community Center; and by appointment only, from 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays, at the Fred Luna Senior Center.
HABITS OF HEALTH free seminars meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. New classes are forming right now for February. The free seminar classes offer easy-to-learn strategies to accomplish optimal health and weight loss. Classes are taught by professional health coaches. For information, call Beth at 715-3171, or email your request to healthyconcepts@ymail.com.
(including Bosque Farms and Belen) and Socorro for employees of New Mexico Tech, the NRAO, or other reasons. Part-time and full-time riders are welcome. For information, visit SOLLVE website, or contact Dr. Michelle Chreech-Eakman at mce@kestrel.nmt.edu.
THE LOS LUNAS PAINTBALL facility is open by appointment every Saturday, and open to the public all day on Sundays. To make an appointment, call 352-7661 or 352-7717.
OCCUPY LOS LUNAS meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday on the river bridge in Los Lunas. Check out the Occupy Los Lunas Facebook for details. For information, go to www.occupyloslunas.info.
SENIORS ARE INVITED to play bridge at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 869-2117.
BILLIARDS ANYONE? Billiards is available to anyone 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Bosque Farms Community Center. Call 869-5133 to check for table availability at other times of the week.

FUNDRAISERS

SATURDAY, MARCH 2
ONE OF A KIND will be hosting a family picture day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Belen Community Center to raise money for the Dr. Martin Luther King Multicultural Commission to award scholarships to local high school seniors. By giving $10, your family will receive a 10-minute portrait session and one 10 x 14 print free. For information, call Loretta Baca at 864-4481.
THE BELEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will hold its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $2 for a bag of books.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
BELEN HIGH SCHOOL BAND enchilada dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. Tickets, which cost $7, by calling band director Michael Power at 688-9752.
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GOT TALENT? The Valencia County Literacy Council still has spaces for performers for the annual Noche de Estrellas Talent Night and Chocolate Buffet, which will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 22, at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. For information or to reserve your $15 tickets, call Jill at 925-8926.

GOVERNMENT

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
VALENCIA COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION meets at 3 p.m. at the county administrative building.
PERALTA TOWN COUNCIL meets at 7 p.m. at town hall.

ORGANIZATIONS

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27
DIE DEUTSCHLANDER German-American Club of Valencia County meets at 7 p.m. at the Belen VFW Hall, 122 S. Fifth St. For information, call 864-7760 or 864-0111.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
BOY SCOUT TROOP 360 meets at 6 p.m. at the Tome/Adelino Fire Department. Camping every month. New boys welcome. For information, call Coleman, 385-7066.
WEIGHT WATCHERS meets at the Faith Family Church, 1400 Main St. in Los Lunas. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. For information, call Frances at 565-0262.
TOPS NO. 203 meets in the community room of the Vista Del Rio Center Mobile Home Park on N.M. 304 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 859-0489.
CUB SCOUT PACK 253 meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms. Boys ages 6-10 years old are invited. For information, call Ginger Eldridge at 869-8525.
BETHLEHEM MASONIC Lodge No. 56 of Belen meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY CIVITANS meets at 6 p.m. at La Vida Felicadad. For information, call 565-9014.
FRIDAY, MARCH 1
CUB SCOUT PACK 360 Bears and Webelos Den meets at 6:30 p.m. at Tomé Elementary School. For information, call Katy, 565-0088.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
VALENCIA COUNTY CHESS Club meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Belen Public Library.
RETIRED ALBUQUERQUE POLICE Department officers meet at 10 a.m. at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms. Call 865-6761 or 869-3348.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS and its auxiliary meet at 10 a.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393 for information.
MONDAY, MARCH 4
UNM-VALENCIA QUEER Straight Alliance meets from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 141 in the Academic building at UNM-VC. For information, email Richard Sylvestre at rislves@unm.edu, or Patricia Gillikin at gillikin@unm.edu.
ORDER OF EASTERN STAR meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Belen Masonic Lodge.
VALENCIA COUNTY COMMUNITY Expo Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Valencia County Extension office in Los Lunas. If you would like to be involved, email Tabatha Chavez chavezmommyof3@aol.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5
BUSINESS WOMEN OF VALENCIA COUNTY meets at 8 a.m. at  Henrietta’s in Los Lunas. Call 866-5284.
ZEN MEDITATION GROUP meets at noon every Tuesday  at the Lotus Center, 1501 E. River Road in Belen. Call 803-2393.